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30 Historic Dive Bars Across the Country

Cheapism Logo By Douglas Backstrom of Cheapism | Slide 1 of 31: The term "dive bar" doesn't always signify a saloon of questionable reputation. Many watering hole owners are embracing a new definition: a no-frills establishment where you can find a stiff drink, good company, and living history. These dens have special, memorable stories worth knowing. 

Related: The Oldest Eateries in All 50 States

Jeff Rindskopf contributed to this story.

Dive Right In

The term "dive bar" doesn't always signify a saloon of questionable reputation. Many watering hole owners are embracing a new definition: a no-frills establishment where you can find a stiff drink, good company, and living history. These dens have special, memorable stories worth knowing.

Related: The Oldest Eateries in All 50 States

Jeff Rindskopf contributed to this story.

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